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[audio]Great Speeches and Interviews Short Promotion - sgl
Short introduction to Great Speeches and Interviews
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Promotion
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[audio]The Decline of Violence - sgl
Steven Pinker is professor of psychology at Harvard University. He is the author of eight books, including The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined. He is a two-time Pulitzer-prize finalist, one of Time's 100 Most Influential People and one of Foreign Policy's top 100 Global Thinkers.Source: Point of Inquiry Live: Steven Pinker - The Decline of ViolencePolar BearsPolar bears have long been the poster species for the problem of climate change...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Steven Pinker; The Better Angels of our Nature; Polar Bears; Andrew Derocher; climate change; Steve Curwood; Lyndon B. Johnson; The Great Society
Downloads: 68
[audio]Progress & Climate Change - sgl
Ronald Wright speaks of urgency to deal with climate change. He also talks about civilizations' exploitation of nature, leading to collapse.  He mentions how addiction to social media eliminates reflection time in societies demanding instant gratification.  Ronald Wright is the author of A Short History of Progress.Source: 'Progress' & Climate ChangeDemocracy in IcelandIn the spring of 2011, voters in Iceland had to decide whether to pay off the IOUs bankers had given before the financial cri...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Climate Change; civilization; social media; Iceland; Democracy; Ronald Wright; financial crisis; banks; referendum; Britain; Netherlands; Dutch
Downloads: 112
[audio]Should We Prohibit Genetically Engineered Babies? - sgl
Genetic engineering makes promises of a world free of genetic diseases. Parents might be able to control their offspring’s height, eye color and intelligence. But is the science of genetic engineering advanced enough? Could there be unintended consequences and new diseases that result? In the movie Gattaca, the vast majority of people were genetically engineered but those of natural birth were treated as if they were disabled people...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Genetically Engineered People; genetic diseases; Gattaca; Lee Silver; Nita Farahany; Sheldon Krimsky; Robert Winston; Andy Worthington; Scott Horton
Downloads: 84
[audio]The Global War on Tribal Islam - sgl
Akbar Ahmed comments on the recent debate over the use of drones by the Obama administration.     U.S. Government firepower and its vast anti-terror network have turned the war on terror into a global war on tribal Islam. And too often the victims are innocent children at school, women in their homes, workers simply trying to earn a living, and worshipers in their mosques. Battered by military attacks or drone strikes one day and suicide bombers the next, the tribes bemoan, "Every day is like...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Akbar Ahmed; Tribal Islam; drones; Obama; War on Terror; Smog; Beijing; Dr. Tracey Woodruff; Jocelyn Ford; Steve Curwood; Dana Milbank; Neal Conan; Brendan Nyhan; Alicia Shepard; democracy
Downloads: 132
[audio]Overwhelmed By Virtual Realities - sgl
Douglas Rushkoff argues that we are being overwhelmed by technological advances.  He looks at how our society is reacting to this new media world.People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, compile knowledge, and connect with anyone, at anytime. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed.Well, the future’s arrived...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Present Shock; Douglas Rushkoff; technology; media
Downloads: 94
[audio]Mario Cuomo on liberal politics - sgl
Mario Cuomo is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. He was the Governor of New York for three terms, from 1983 to 1994.  In this speech he explains his view of liberal politics.Source: Free Info Society: Cuomo, Mario: Keynote Speech at 1984 DNCWhy Wall Street Rules with Gretchen MorgensonGretchen C. Morgenson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who writes the Market Watch column for the Sunday "Money & Business" section of the New York Times...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Mario Cuomo; 1984 Democractic National Convention; Gretchen Morgenson; Chris Martenson; Wall Street; liberal politics; Robert Byrd; Iraq; The Arrogance of Power
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[audio]Can The U.S. Stop Being The Global Cop? - sgl
Update on the Impact of the BP Oil SpillMore than 1,000 scientists and government officials met in New Orleans to share research on the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico. Steve Curwood talks to Mark Schleifstein, a reporter for the Times Picayune, about what scientists have learned.Source: Living On Earth: Research Update on the Impact of BP Oil SpillThe Global CopFor more than a half century, the United States has been the world’s big, globe-straddling superpower...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; BP Oil Spill; Gulf of Mexico; New Orleans; Steve Curwood; Mark Schleifstein; Times Picayune; foreign policy; Barry Posen; William C. Wohlforth; Tom Ashbrook; Hospital Bills; Steve Brill; health care; Time Magazine
Downloads: 112
[audio]Life and Death in Afghanistan - sgl
Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the expansion of U.S. drone strikes. Initially the strikes were limited to Al Qaeda and Pakistani Taliban but now they include groups allied with the Pakistani military. He states that U.S. economic conditions will force military budget cuts and curtail the empire of bases and he asks for a citizens' movement to end war and empire...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Scott Horton; Gareth Porter; Al Qaeda; Pakistani Taliban; military budget cuts; empire of bases; Anand Gopal; NATO; Afghanistan; Corruption; Ray McGovern; CIA; Pakistani military; War
Downloads: 80
[audio]What Americans Must Do to Save the Republic - sgl
Catherine Crier, former judge and Emmy-winning journalist, argues that partisan politics are hurting the United States. She advocates reducing legal corruption in Washington, D.C. She has been television personality for CNN, ABC, Fox News and ESPN Source: Patriot Acts Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton The Other Scott Horton is an international human rights lawyer and contributing editor at Harper's magazine and no relation to the interviewer...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Catherine Crier; CNN; ABC; Fox News; ESPN; Scott Horton; legal corruption; partisan politics; international human rights lawyer; WikiLeaks; universal jurisdiction; National Defense Authorization Act; indefinite detention
Downloads: 84
[audio]How The Wealthy Buy Politicians - sgl
Jack Abramoff is a former lobbyist who pleaded guilty in 2006 to charges of fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy to bribe public officials. Abramoff also worked as businessman, movie producer and writer. Abramoff's lobbying and the scandals and investigation are featured in a documentary movie "Casino Jack and the United States of Money" and a political satire movie titled "Casino Jack". Lawrence Lessig is a law professor at Harvard...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Lawrence Lessig; Jack Abramoff; lobbyist; Casino Jack and the United States of Money; Casino Jack; copyright laws; institutional corruption
Downloads: 70
[audio]Remaking America: From Poverty to Prosperity with Tavis Smiley - sgl
Tavis Smiley moderated a conversation on solutions for restoring America's prosperity with the following people. Majora Carter, Founder and President Majora Carter Group Roger A. Clay, Jr., President Insight Center for Community Economic Development Barbara Ehrenreich, Author Vicki B. Escarra, President and CEO, Feeding America Michael Moore, Filmmaker Suze Orman, Host CNBC, Suze Orman Show Jeffrey D...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Tavis Smiley; Majora Carter; Roger A. Clay Jr; Barbara Ehrenreich; Michael Moore; Suze Orman; Jeffrey D. Sachs; Cornel West; Poverty; Prosperity
Downloads: 90
[audio]An Expose Of Petroleum Pigs And Finance - sgl
Greg Palast presents his investigation of the BP oil spill and talks about the corruption that permeates the oil industry, the financial sector, and government. Greg plays the part of a hard-bitten detective. Source: Vulture's Picnic The world fears the U.S. Ex-Senator and former U.S. presidential candidate Mike Gravel says the U.S. is like a drunkard who charges to war with any country who might pose a threat...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Greg Palast; oil industry; financial sector; government; Mike Gravel; war; U.S. presidential candidate
Downloads: 66
[audio]Can the World Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons Capability? - sgl
The background of the Iranian conflict with the U.S. is that after WWII, the U.S. replaced the British in dominating the Middle East.  After the Shah of Iran was replaced in 1979, the Iranian government has at times refused to obey Washington, D.C.  Since then the U.S. Government and Iran have been in a conflict.Panelists debated how the world should respond to Iran’s nuclear program. Topics included the U.S...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Iran; nuclear program; Middle East; U.S; Israel; war; Rudyard Griffiths; Henry A. Kissinger; Charles Krauthammer; George J. Mitchell; Vali R. Nasr; Amos Yadlin; Fareed Zakaria
Downloads: 102
[audio]Watching Big Brother As They Watch You - sgl
Inside the matrix with Tom Ashbrook and James Bamford. Author and journalist James Bamford on the vast new National Security Agency surveillance center going up in the Utah desert. Source: The NSAâs New Secret Spy Hub Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton The Other Scott Horton (no relation), international human rights lawyer, discusses former CIA boss Jose Rodriguezâs defense of torture and the destruction of interrogation videos (that he ordered)...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Tom Ashbrook; James Bamford; National Security Agency; Scott Horton; The Other Scott Horton; CIA; Jose Rodriguez; Glenn Greenwald; democracy
Downloads: 37
[audio]Glenn Greenwald Explains How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful - sgl
Harry Kreisler talks with writer Glenn Greenwald. Greenwald analyzes the relationship between principle, power, and law and describes the erosion of the rule of law in the United States. Highlighting the degree to which the legal system frees the powerful from accountability while harshly treating the powerless, Greenwald describes the origins of the current system, its repudiation of American ideals, and the mechanisms, which sustain it...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Harry Kreisler; Glenn Greenwald; United States; Equality; legal system; Obama; Gareth Porter; Scott Horton; Martin Dempsey; Joint Chiefs of Staff; Israel; Iran; Mossad; nuclear weapons; U.S. National Intelligence Estimate
Downloads: 95
[audio]How Social Movements Win - sgl
Terrence McNally, journalist and radio host interviews Marshall Ganz-Power on social movements. During Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, he was the lead organizer of the grassroots for the former community organizer. Source: Q&A: Marshall Ganz-Power of Story in Social Movements Scott Horton Interviews Jeremy Scahill Jeremy Scahill discusses how Yemeni President Saleh convinced the Bush administration to send aid, supposedly to fight Al Qaeda, but instead used the money to eliminate his ...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Terrence McNally; Marshall Ganz-Power; social movements; Obama; Scott Horton; Jeremy Scahill; Saleh; Yemen; Al Qaeda; air strikes; anti-American militants; Bush
Downloads: 98
[audio]Dangerous Health Care - sgl
Surgeon Marty Makary talks about the dangers of a stay in the hospital. He explains that patients are endangered by errors, over-treatment and a closed-door culture that protects medical practitioners first. He is interviewed by Richard Davis, President of Washington, D.C.'s Sibley Hospital.Source: BookTV: After Words: Marty Makary, "Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care," hosted by Richard Davis, Sibley Memorial Hospital PresidentDr...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Hospitals; Health Care; Marty Makary; Richard Davis; Sonja Lyubomirsky; Thom Hartmann; myths of happiness
Downloads: 62
[audio]Does Science Refute God? - sgl
Is belief in God rational? Or has science shown the existence of God to be so unlikely as to make belief irrational?Two physicists, a skeptic and a scholar tried to answer those questions. Lawrence Krauss is a theoretical physicist and the director of the Origins Project and a professor of physics at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University.Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and editor of Skeptic.com and a monthly columnist for Scientific ...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; God; rational; belief; European Court of Human Rights; CIA; torture; rendition; accountable; Lawrence Krauss; Michael Shermer; Ian Hutchinson; Dinesh D'Souza; Scott Horton
Downloads: 151
[audio]Climate Warriors - sgl
Michael Mann warns that "we can't allow science to be killed. We can't allow the scientific agenda to be set by those that have vested interests to not have the truth be unveiled." Over the past decade climate science has become increasingly political.  Climate scientists who have taken on public roles cope with personal threats, hacking attacks and assaults on their professional integrity. "We are not in this because we value people's opinions of us...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Michael Mann; climate science; politics; Katharine Hayhoe; Bill Anderegg; Greg Dalton; Barbara Jordan; economics; Climate One; 1976 Democractic Convention
Downloads: 109
[audio]Energy Evolution - sgl
Amory B. Lovins and Edward Lucas discuss how bold solutions for the new energy era is akin to reinventing fire.  Dr. Amory B. Lovins is co-founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute.  Edward Lucas is International Editor of The Economist.Source: Reinventing Fire: Bold Solutions for the New Energy EraDoes TV Help Make Americans Passive and Accepting of Authority?Bruce E. Levine, a clinical psychologist and author, discusses how TV makes Americans passive and accepting of ...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Amory B. Lovins; Edward Lucas; Rocky Mountain Institute; The Economist; Energy; Bruce E. Levine; mental health; social isolation; television; Scott Horton
Downloads: 97
[audio]Health Care For Some? - sgl
Beatrix Hoffman talks about the history of the American health care system. She explains why the United States has been one of the few developed countries to not adopt universal health care and examines why the issue is so divisive. Beatrix Hoffman is the author of The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America. She is a professor and chair of the history department at Northern Illinois University...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Beatrix Hoffman; American health care system; Manuel Castells; Alternative economics; Health Care For Some
Downloads: 82
[audio]U.S. Government Threats to Civil Liberties - sgl
If you missed these events then you can hear it now. This panel consist of three lawyers - a libertarian, a liberal, and a conservative. The three panelists, Jacob G. Hornberger, Glenn Greenwald, Bruce Fein, and along with moderator Jack Hunter, explain that the U.S. government's military empire and interventionist foreign policies constitute a dire threat to the civil liberties of all Americans. Music is by Erik Satie on piano...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; libertarian; liberal; conservative; lawyers; Jacob G. Hornberger; Glenn Greenwald; Bruce Fein; Jack Hunter; U.S. government; military empire; civil liberties
Downloads: 73
[audio]Carbon Math - sgl
The Aboriginal Nations Oppose Expansion of Canada’s Tar SandsShell Canada is planning to expand its Jackpine tar sands mining operations, but several Aboriginal Nations who live there fiercely protest these plans. Steve Curwood hears why from Chelsea Flook, Executive Director of the Sierra Club Prairie Chapter.Source: First Nation Challenges Expansion of Canada’s Tar SandsCarbon Math Activist Bill McKibben and former president of Shell Oil Company John Hofmeister discuss the current state o...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Aboriginal Nations; Canada; Shell Canada; Jackpine tar sands; Chelsea Flook; Sierra Club; Steve Curwood; Bill McKibben; John Hofmeister; 350.org; Eaarth; Citizens for Affordable Energy; Shell Oil Company; Volcanoes; geothermal energy; David Blackwell; Southern Methodist University
Downloads: 207
[audio]Watching Big Brother As They Watch You - sgl
Inside the matrix with Tom Ashbrook and James Bamford. Author and journalist James Bamford on the vast new National Security Agency surveillance center going up in the Utah desert. Source: The NSA's New Secret Spy Hub Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton The Other Scott Horton (no relation), international human rights lawyer, discusses former CIA boss Jose Rodriguez's defense of torture and the destruction of interrogation videos (that he ordered)...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Tom Ashbrook; James Bamford; National Security Agency; Scott Horton; The Other Scott Horton; CIA; Jose Rodriguez; Glenn Greenwald; democracy
Downloads: 56
[audio]America's Sacrifice Zones - sgl
The great writer and journalist Chris Hedges discusses his newest book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt. In collaboration with graphic artist, Joe Stacco, Hedges investigates the impact of unfettered capitalism on American life. Source: Journalist Chris Hedges on "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" The Emperor's Clothes Ryan Alford discusses Obama's unprecedented claim of authority to assassinate U.S...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Chris Hedges; Days of Destruction Days of Revolt; Joe Stacco; capitalism; Ryan Alford; Obama; Magna Carta; tyranny; Bill McKibben; Global Warming'€™s Terrifying New Math; Steve Curwood
Downloads: 68
[image]Politically Incorrect Economics - sgl
Five prominent economists from across the political spectrum identify major economic policies they could all stand behind. They agreed on five tax proposals and one change to the criminal code. One: Eliminate the mortgage tax deduction, which lets homeowners deduct the interest they pay on their mortgages. When big houses get bigger tax breaks, it drives up prices for everyone. Why distort the housing market and subsidize people buying expensive houses? Two: End the tax deduction companies get f...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Economics; mortgage tax deduction; corporate income tax; corporate health-care tax deduction; progressive consumption tax; tax carbon emissions; legalize marijuana; Dean Baker; Russ Roberts; Katherine Baicker; Luigi Zingales; Robert Frank; Steve Keen; Paul Mason; William J. Astore; Laura Turner Seydel; Bruce Gellerman; Gavin McIntyre; toxic chemicals; U.S. military; Mushroom Packaging; Laura Vandenberg
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[audio]The Crisis Over Governance - sgl
Sanford Levinson compares the U.S. Constitution to the constitutions of the 50 states and argues that in many ways the state constitutions are better. Professor Levinson teaches at School of Law of University of Texas at Austin. He challenges our beliefs that the most important features of our constitutions concern what rights they protect. Instead, he focuses on the fundamental procedures of governance such as congressional bicameralism and the selection of the President by the electoral colleg...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Sanford Levinson; U.S. Constitution; state constitutions; King George VI; University of Texas; Austin; bicameralism; electoral college
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[audio]Getting Away With Murder - sgl
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, takes a critical look at the use of drones by the U.S. military and argues that targeted killings do not make us safer. Medea Benjamin co-founded CODEPINK, a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement, in November 2002. She is also the founding director of Global Exchange, an international human rights organization. For more, visit: codepinkalert.org...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Medea Benjamin; drones; U.S. military; CODEPINK; Global Exchange; BookTV; Colin Woodard; American Nations; A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
Downloads: 89
[audio]A look at Iran, Iraq and suicide terrorism - sgl
Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton The Other Scott Horton is an international human rights lawyer, professor and contributing editor at Harper's magazine. They discuss the assassination Iranian nuclear scientists and the justification for the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki's sixteen year old son and unchecked executive power. Source: Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton Scott Horton Interviews Robert A...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Iran; Iraq and suicide terrorism; Scott Horton; The Other Scott Horton; Anwar al-Awlaki; unchecked executive power; Robert A. Pape; Adam Lankford; Gareth Porter; Nouri al-Maliki; U.S. atrocities
Downloads: 73
[image]Death of the American Dream - sgl
The acclaimed investigative journalism team of Barlett and Steele explain that Washington and Wall Street have dismantled the foundations of America's middle class through a series of actions over several decades. Chief among those destructive actions, was deregulation of various industries and outsourcing of manufacturing jobs. They discuss the plight of the middle class with Juan Williams, columnist for The Hill and Fox News analyst...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; American Dream; Deregulation; Juan Williams; Donald Barlett; James Steele; David Swanson; Wars; Population; Paul Ehrlich; Global Resources; Predictions
Downloads: 31
[image]Mega-Droughts In Our Future with Tom Ashbrook - sgl
Could devastating mega-droughts be the new normal in large parts of the United States? Tom talks to climate scientists that look at different data and come to slightly different conclusions. Christopher Williams, professor of geography at Clark University. Richard Seager, professor at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Michael Wehner, staff scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; mega-droughts; Christopher Williams; Richard Seager; Michael Wehner; Chris Wilmers; Otters; Climate Change; Paul Ehrlich; limit population; Andrew Jackson; U.S. National Debt
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[audio]The Parties Versus The People - sgl
Mickey Edwards, a former Congressman from Oklahoma, explains that the U.S.' political parties have obtained too much power. He says that the parties have disenfranchised voters and hurt the legislative process by promoting partisanship and discouraging debate. Source: The Parties Versus the People Political Prejudice How politically rational are you? What are your views on global warming, nanotechnology or the value of IQ tests and are they based on scientific evidence or cognitive bias? Michael...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Mickey Edwards; Oklahoma; Political Prejudice; Michael Blastland; Jonathan Haidt; Dan Kahan
Downloads: 62
[image]Harvest The Wind with Francesca Rheannon - sgl
Hear Jonathan Koomey who is author of "Cold Cash, Cool Climate" talk about ecological entrepreneurs. Hear Philip Warburg who is author of "Harvest The Wind" talk about America's journey to jobs, energy independence, and climate stability. Source: Jonathan Koomey, COLD CASH, COOL CLIMATE & Philip Warburg, HARVEST THE WIND Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong By James Loewen Meet the real Christopher Columbus...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Jonathan Koomey; Cold Cash Cool Climate; Harvest The Wind; Philip Warburg; Francescas Rheannon; Christopher Columbus; Lies My Teacher Told Me
Downloads: 36
[audio]Meet the Great Liberian Peace Activist Leymah Gbowee - sgl
Stephen Colbert interviews Leymah Gbowee Leymah Gbowee organized a sex strike among women until the Liberian civil war ended. Liberia is a west African country. In 1847, freed American slaves created Liberia with a Declaration of Independence and a constitution. The government of Liberia is modeled on the government of the United States. Source: The Colbert Report - Leymah Gbowee Peace activist Leymah Gbowee interviewed by Tavis Smiley Liberian native and author of Mighty Be Our Powers discusses...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Leymah Gbowee; Liberia; Africa; American slaves; Mighty Be Our Powers; 2011 Nobel Peace Prize; woman president; peace activist; Second Liberian Civil War
Downloads: 97
[audio]Peaceful Revolution - sgl
This is the best speech on war and peace that I've ever heard. It gets to the heart of the matter. Iraq War veteran Paul Chappell lays out a plan to create a more peaceful world. Paul is a graduate of West Point. He currently serves as Peace Leadership Director at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Mr. Chappell is the author of "Will War Ever End?" and "The End of War" and "Peace Revolution." For more information visit paulkchappell.com...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Paul Chappell; West Point; Iraq War; veteran; War; Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; Will War Ever End?; The End of War; Peace Revolution
Downloads: 218
[image]Jack Abramoff explains how lobbyists control Congress - sgl
Once the most influential lobbyist in Washington, Jack Abramoff presents an inside look at the lobbying industry and the power it has on Capitol Hill. He discussed his insights with Eliza Newlin Carney, staff writer for CQ and Roll Call, covering lobbying and influence. Convicted in 2006 of mail fraud and conspiracy, he was at the heart of an extensive corruption investigation that led to the conviction of White House officials J...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Jack Abramoff; lobbyist; Washington D.C; Eliza Newlin Carney; lobbying industry; CQ; Roll Call; Chris Woods; Scott Horton; The Bureau of Investigative Journalism; Obama terror drones
Downloads: 59
[audio]Watching Big Brother As They Watch You - sgl
Inside the matrix with Tom Ashbrook and James Bamford. Author and journalist James Bamford on the vast new National Security Agency surveillance center going up in the Utah desert. Source: The NSAâs New Secret Spy Hub Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton The Other Scott Horton (no relation), international human rights lawyer, discusses former CIA boss Jose Rodriguezâs defense of torture and the destruction of interrogation videos (that he ordered)...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Tom Ashbrook; James Bamford; National Security Agency; Scott Horton; The Other Scott Horton; CIA; Jose Rodriguez; Glenn Greenwald; democracy
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[image]How Climate Change Impacts the Economy and Health - sgl
Speakers talk about the likely effects of climate change on the world economy, environment, and health. They discuss possible scientific and governmental solutions. Dan Ferber, Author Suzanne Jones, Co-Chairman Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance Merle Lefkoff, President Ars Publica Douglas Ray, Associate Director Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Larry Schweiger, President National Wildlife Federation Source: Climate Change, The Economy, and Health Music includes John McCutcheon - Duct T...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Climate Change; world economy; health; environment; Suzanne Jones; Merle Lefkoff; Douglas Ray; Larry Schweiger
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[image]How Climate Change Impacts the Economy and Health - sgl
Speakers talk about the likely effects of climate change on the world economy, environment, and health. They discuss possible scientific and governmental solutions. Dan Ferber, Author Suzanne Jones, Co-Chairman Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance Merle Lefkoff, President Ars Publica Douglas Ray, Associate Director Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Larry Schweiger, President National Wildlife Federation Source: Climate Change, The Economy, and Health Music includes John McCutcheon - Duct T...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Climate Change; world economy; health; environment; Suzanne Jones; Merle Lefkoff; Douglas Ray; Larry Schweiger
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[image]Climate Change, The Economy, and Health - sgl
Speakers talk about the likely effects of climate change on the world economy, environment, and health. They discuss possible scientific and governmental solutions. Dan Ferber, Author Suzanne Jones, Co-Chairman Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance Merle Lefkoff, President Ars Publica Douglas Ray, Associate Director Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Larry Schweiger, President National Wildlife Federation Source: Climate Change, The Economy, and Health Music includes John McCutcheon - Duct T...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Climate Change; world economy; health; environment; Suzanne Jones; Merle Lefkoff; Douglas Ray; Larry Schweiger
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[image]Everyday Products With Cancer Hazards - sgl
A new study warns of unlabeled and potentially cancer-causing chemicals in many consumer products. Hear about some of the products scientists are the most concerned about. These scientists talk to Tom Ashbrook: Julia Brody, executive director of the Silent Spring Institute, which studies the link between environmental chemicals and our health, Ruthann Rudel, director of research at the Silent Spring Institute and Lynn Goldman, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Was...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Tom Ashbrook; Julia Brody; cancer-causing chemicals; Ruthann Rudel; Lynn Goldman; Bruce Gellerman; Richard Denison; consumer products; Peter Van Buren; U.S. State Department; government whistleblowers; Power Plants; CO2 emissions; Eric Schaeffer; EPA; climate change
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[image]The Constitutional Crimes of President Bush and Obama - sgl
Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein visited Harvard Law School for a talk about America's lawless empire and the Constitutional crimes of Bush and Obama. Fein has been an important official for the Dept. of Justice. Ralph Nader is a famous consumer advocate. They talk about assassinations, presidential war powers, rule of law, impeachment and indefinite detention, war crimes, unconstitutional acts and more...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Bush; Obama; Fein; Nader; Constitution; empire; Dept. of Justice; assassinations; presidential war powers; rule of law; impeachment; indefinite detention; Scott Horton; John Cook; FBI; Organic Farmers’ Market; Crusty Punks; Anarchist Hangouts; terrorism
Downloads: 62
[image]The Passion of Bradley Manning - sgl
Civil rights attorney Chase Madar talks about his book "The Passion of Bradley Manning" and debunks three commonly held misconceptions about the case of Private First Class Manning. Sources: The Passion of Bradley Manning, Part One The Passion of Bradley Manning, Part Two Scott Horton Interviews Phyllis Bennis Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies talks about how the U.S...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Bradley Manning; Chase Madar; Scott Horton; Phyllis Bennis; Afghan War; United States; Iraq War; Iran; nuclear weapons; Rajan Menon; Libya; Mali; Kathy Kelly; drone warfare; accountability; morality
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[image]From Liberation to Assassination - sgl
Scott Horton Interviews Ray McGovern Ray McGovern, former senior analyst at the CIA, discusses the prosecution of Poland's former intelligence chief for helping the CIA set up a black-site torture prison. He explains how Israel and Hillary Clinton sabotaged two Iranian uranium swap deals. He also comments on the "high value targets" who were indefinitely detained and tortured, even after it was discovered they had, at most, minor roles in terrorist groups...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Scott Horton; Ray McGovern; CIA; Poland; Israel; Hillary Clinton; Iran; uranium; torture; Gareth Porter; Maliki; Shia; Sunni; Saudi Arabia; Iraq; Andrew Bacevich; global war on terror
Downloads: 287
[image]Glenn Greenwald on America's lawless elite - sgl
Tom Ashbrook interviews Glenn Greenwald From Watergate to Gitmo to Occupy, we will hear from Glenn Greenwald on what he calls the rise of an American's lawless elite. Source: Glenn Greenwald On "America's Lawless Elite" Glenn Greenwald talks to Bob McChesney Greenwald was named by The Atlantic as one of the 25 most influential political commentators in the nation. He is the recipient of the first annual I.F...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Watergate; Gitmo; Occupy Wallstreet; Tom Ashbrook; Bob McChesney; I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism; Bradley Manning; 2010 Online Journalism Association Award
Downloads: 96
[image]How Money Corrupts Congress - sgl
Are members of Congress using inside information to get rich? Mike Pesca talks about dirty politics and big money with a panel including former super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Source: Dirty Politics And Big Money Lawrence Lessig talks to Charlie Rose Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University is the author of the book "Republic, Lost; How Money Corrupts Congress-and a Plan To Stop It" Source: A conversation with Lawrence Lessig Music includes David Rovics - The War Is Over, Groucho Marx - Against, Dan ...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Corruption; Congress; Mike Pesca; Jack Abramoff; lobbyist; Lawrence Lessig; Charlie Rose; Harvard University; Republic Lost; How Money Corrupts Congress
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[image]Institutional Corruption in the U.S. Government - sgl
Lawrence Lessig joins Bob McChesney to talk about institutional corruption. Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. His current work concerns institutional corruption and the economy of influence that weakens the effectiveness of an institution, or weakens public trust. Source: Lawrence Lessig joins McChesney on Media Matters with Bob McChesney Where did the U.S. debt come from? What happened the one time the U.S...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Lawrence Lessig; Bob McChesney; Harvard Law School; institutional corruption; the economy of influence; U.S. debt; U.S. Congress; debt ceiling
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[audio]Rage and rebellion across the Islamic world - sgl
I must confess that I have my own views of the Muslim world. Like most countries they want self-determination. That is the process by which a country determines its own statehood and forms its own allegiances and government. Self-determination is an idea that can't killed with bombs or bullets or autocratic leaders. Robin Wright talks with Charlie Rose about the Islamic world Source: Robin Wright SubordiNations Al McCoy talks about how empires are maintained, why the U.S...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Muslim; Islamic; Robin Wright; Charlie Rose; Al McCoy; SubordiNations; University of Wisconson–Madison; Policing America's Empire; c-span; Tomcast
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[audio]Jeffrey Sachs on U.S.-style capitalism - sgl
Sachs gives a startling account of the inadequacies of U.S.-style capitalism. He offers a bold plan of sustainable infrastructure, taxes, job training that he says must be taken to avoid further damage. One of the most influential international economic advisors, Sachs was the director of the UN Millennium Project and is the president and co-founder of Millennium Promise Alliance. Sources: Dr. Jeffrey Sachs and Jeffrey Sachs interviewed by Charlie Rose "At the root of America's economic crisis l...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Jeffrey Sachs; capitalism; economics; U.N. Millennium Project; Millennium Promise Alliance; Commonwealth Club; Charlie Rose; The Price of Civilization; Earth Institute; Columbia University; moral crisis; economic elite
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